Birmingham Stage Company is one of the leading production companies in the UK for family theatre, working with top names in children’s writing including David Walliams, Philip Pullman, David Wood, Terry Deary and Michael Morpurgo. They are one of the only theatre companies in the UK that relies completely on income from its box offices, meaning they are funded entirely by their devoted audiences.
Founded in 1992 by Neal Foster and patroned by Sir Derek Jacobi, the Birmingham Stage Company have staged over 80 productions including adaptations of the nation’s favourite children’s stories. Some of their most famous shows have included David Walliams’s beloved Gangsta Granny and The Billionaire Boy as well as classics like The Borrowers, The Jungle Book and Kensuke’s Kingdom. BSC also has a long-standing relationship with Roald Dahl, staging renowned adaptations of the much-loved James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvellous Medicine, which toured the world for 23 years. They are currently staging a series of Horrible Histories Live productions which have become firm family favourites at the BSC. The Horrible Histories tour has included Barmy Britain, Terrible Tudors, Gorgeous Georgians, Horrible Christmas and more from the famous book series.